Possibly the most famous of red wines is Cabernet Sauvignon. King Cab was actually an accidental pairing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grates in France and is still a popular choice for those looking to step on a full body red wine or give a classic gift.

 The group has a thick skin which allows it to be durable and in a variety of climates you can find cabernet sauvignons from all around the world with their own nuances and special elements that speak of the terroir that they’re from. The most famous region however is Bordeaux where Cabernet Sauvignon plays the starring role in Bordeaux blends, primarily on the Right Bank.

Of course, California now has worldwide acclaim for growing and producing Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines that rival and in some cases even exceed Bordeaux.

Regardless of where the Cabernet hails, there are a few classic elements. The group will generally have a fuller body high alcohol content a dark color healthy level of tannins and usually, is always aged in Oak to help not only soften those Tannins but also give the classic notes of tobacco and dark fruits (i.e. black cherry and plum).

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